Noxious Weeds

Not your typical garden weed, noxious weeds can proliferate in such abundance or be so difficult to control that they negatively impact agriculture and crowd out native plants. Legally, a noxious weed is any plant designated by a Federal, State or county government as injurious to public health, agriculture, recreation, wildlife or property. (Sheley, Petroff, and Borman, 1999)

All landowners are required to control noxious weeds on their property to prevent these weeds from booming or coming to maturity. The Pottawattamie County weed commissioner enforces the Iowa Noxious Weed Law.

Iowa Code Chapter 317

Primary Noxious Weeds

Secondary Noxious Weeds

Invasive Plants

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